NEWSMAKERS

ADVERTISING

WorldLink, an ad sales firm in Los Angeles, has named Daniel Casey executive vice president of sales and general manager. Previously, Casey was executive vice president of sales and marketing at Santa Monica direct-marketing company Revenue Frontier.

ARCHITECTURE

HGA Architects and Engineers has promoted Satoshi Teshima to associate in its Century City office. Previously, Teshima was a designer at the firm.

BANKING & FINANCE

Inland Community Bank N.A. has named Daniel J. Lien vice president at its Duarte office. Previously, Lien was vice president at Community Bank.

Investment firm Guggenheim Investment Advisors has named Rory O’Connor managing director in its Santa Monica office. Previously, O’Connor was an adviser at Toro Capital Partners, a London-based investment firm.

Rockwood Capital LLC, a real estate investment firm, has named Joel Mayer director and head of retail, and Scott Stuckman senior managing director of separate accounts in its Century City office. Previously, Mayer was a director at BlackRock Realty Advisors Inc., a White Plains, N.Y.-based real estate investment firm. Stuckman was a senior managing director at CB Richard Ellis Investors, an L.A.-based real estate investment firm.

CONSULTING

Edge Technology Services, a technology industry consultancy, has named Alec Pettersen senior vice president, media practice, at the firm’s Glendale office. Previously, Pettersen was a vice president at Harris Corp., a Melbourne, Fla., maker of electronics products.

GOVERNMENT

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has named Justice Armand Arabian to the Industrial Development Authority Board; Crystal Dominick to the Disabled Access Appeals Commission; Gabriel Esparza to the Civil Service Commission; Noelle Guzman and Lydia Mather to the South Valley Area Planning Commission; Kei Karen Nagao to the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission; Yolanda Orozco to the City Planning Commission; Juliana Serrano to the Relocation Appeals Board; Phillip Trigas to the Harbor Area Planning Commission; and Ari Ruiz and Keisha Whitaker to the Commission on Children, Youth and Their Families. Arabian is an attorney at Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Inc., a Century City-based mediation services firm. Dominick is a sales associate at Coldwell Banker in Glendale. Esparza is a director of business development at American Express. Guzman is a consultant at Bain & Co. Inc., a Boston-based business consulting firm. Mather is a graphic artist. Nagao was previously project manager for the Little Tokyo Service Center, a non-profit community organization. Orozco is a partner in the downtown L.A. office of law firm Jones Day. Serrano is director of operations and co-founder of Encompass, a Monrovia non-profit community organization. Trigas is a project architect at L.A. architecture firm RTK Architects. Ruiz is outreach coordinator for the Barrio Action Youth & Family Center, an El Sereno non-profit organization working with youth and their families. Whitaker is a TV journalist and film producer.

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